The exposition of Metal-Expo’2017, the 23d International Industrial Exhibition is in the middle of arranging. The whole range of ferrous and non-ferrous products, state-of-the-art equipment and solutions for the development of steel industry in the post-crisis period will be exhibited on November 14-17 in Moscow. According to Worldsteel, global steel use will grow 0.5% in 2017. The demand in Russia is also expected to grow 1.5%. Metal-Expo is expected to become the barometer of new market trends indicating possible growing points.
More than 550 companies from 32 world countries are expected to participate in the event while more than 30k professionals the majority of whom constitute the target audience of the forum: steel products end-users from the construction segment, heavy engineering industry, fuel and energy complex, transportation and logistics as well as steel trading segment will visit the show this year. Such a keen interest to the steel and steel-related industries can be easily explained: Metal-Expo is not just a platform to exhibit the achievements of the industry, but also an efficient tool for establishing mutually beneficial cooperation on supplies of high-quality steel products, the most state-of-the-art equipment, technologies and innovative solutions.
The main challenge for the majority of steel companies today is increasing efficiency and reducing costs. In 2017 a number of companies successfully carry out complex programs on reducing power consumption, commissioning new facilities, increasing efficiency of production, as well as substituting imports with competitive domestic analogues.
Leading market players and development-focused companies take preparation for the autumn steel forum very serious starting it well in advance. Thus, already in February’2017 more than 85% of the exhibition spaces in hall 75 were booked by key Metal-Expo exhibitors: leading Russian and international steel producers, tubes and pipes manufacturers, wire mesh producers, non-ferrous producers, final conversion products manufacturers, steel products suppliers, steel service centers, as well as construction companies, oil and gas companies, engineering companies etc.
Steel and engineering companies as well as steel structures manufacturers including MMK, TMK, Severstal, Mechel, OMK, NLMK, EVRAZ, Metalloinvest, IMH, UMMC, Chelpipe, KUMZ, Aluminium Metallurg Rus, OMZ Group, VSMPO-AVISMA and many more will arrange massive expositions at Metal-Expo’2017. The Metals Week in Moscow will be attended by a big number of company leaders and professionals from all over Russia and many world countries. More than 3.5k top managers and industry professional will be working on their stands at Metal-Expo’2017. Metal-Expo is one of a few events in Russia attended by CEOs and General Managers of steel companies as well as heads of sales and supplies.
Exhibiting of more than 250 steel producers from and outside the CIS including ArcelorMittal, SSAB, Metinvest, Belorussian Steel Works, Ansteel, Dneprospetsstal, Aktyubinsk Rails and Beams Works and many more clearly shows their keen interest in maintaining and developing cooperation in the Russian market.
Leading steel equipment manufacturers will exhibit their innovations at MetallurgMash'2017 exposition (part of Metal-Expo’2017) endorsed by The International Union of Metallurgical Equipment Producers, and Russian Engineering Union. Industry leaders including SMS Group, Ficep, Metalforme, ORMETO-YUMZ, Danieli, EZTM, Urals Engineering Center, Weber CoMechanics, VI-MENS, NKMZ, Energomashspetsstal, KAMI, Nordinkraft, Nakal, Nord-Drives, Reltec, Zlatoust Heavy Engineering Works, Litmashpribor, Uralkran etc. will present their solutions to the steel industry.
Since construction complex has always been one of the key users of steel products in Russia, through the years steel producers expand production and supplies of steel structures and other types of products for the construction segment. MetallStroyForum’2017 international exposition (part of Metal-Expo’2017) focuses on the interests of construction steel producers and suppliers and their end-users. The latest solutions will be presented by MMK Steel Service Center, Mechel, Severstal, SSAB, Metallinvest, Energomash, Energoprom, Steel Structures and many more.
MetallTransLogistik’2017 international exposition (part of Metal-Expo’2017) will focus on the most pressing problems and challenges of the logistics for the mining and metallurgical complex. The exposition will become the main business platform for transportation and logistics companies, vehicles manufacturers as well as mining and metallurgical complex enterprises. Accounting for a considerable part of international and domestic cargo transportations, the mining and metallurgical complex uses all kinds of transportations: by railway, see, river, as well as motor vehicles. Since logistics costs account for around 20% of steel products prime cost there is still much room left for perfection of logistics schemes aiming at costs reduction.
Metal-Expo’2017 includes a hard-driving program of more than 40 events on all the most pressing problems of the steel and steel-related industries: construction, fuel and energy complex, transportation etc.
The congress part of Metal-Expo’2017 will be opened by Russian Metal and Steel Market, the 20th International Conference covering the latest trends and future prospects of the Russian and international steel markets.
Winners in contests Main Event in the Russian Steel Indstry’2017, Best Sales Network’2017, Best Russian Steel Service Center’2017, Metal Vision’2017 and many more will be awarded at Metal-Expo’2017. The most significant achievements in the ferrous and non-ferrous industries, engineering, and manufacture of steel industry and metal processing equipment will be awarded Metal-Expo’2017 gold and silver medals.
The four days of Metal-Expo’2017 will be filled with numerous business meetings between the steel market participants and their customers aiming at spurring businesses and strengthening market positions.